How do you refer to Mac OS in conversation?

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What do you call Apple's operating system?

  1. "Mac OS"

    5 vote(s)
    11.4%
  2. "Mac OS X"

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  3. "OS X"

    20 vote(s)
    45.5%
  4. "Leopard (or Tiger, Panther, etc.)"

    15 vote(s)
    34.1%
  5. Other, specify

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  1. c073186 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    If you are talking to someone in conversation, what would you say when you refer to OS X? I don't know why but I am just wondering...
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  3. prostuff1 macrumors 65816

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    It really depends on who I am talking to. If it is another mac person then i refer to the version of OS X by there name. Otherwise, it is usually OS X.
     
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  5. c073186 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  7. karenflower macrumors 6502a

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    I say Mac OS X, sometimes Leopard. Or just 'my Mac' since my friends use Windows. ><
     
  8. Prof. macrumors 601

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  9. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Ooh Ess Ecks.

    For what it runs on,

    Pee Ooh Ess.
     
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  12. c073186 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I only talk about computers with one of my friends (he is a PC-user) but I have educated him on the topic so I use Leopard. :)
     
  13. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    When to talking to non-mac savvy people, I say "Mac OS X" , but when when taking to people like you guys, I often just say "OS X" or refer to it's cat name.
     
  14. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    None, I refer to it through the medium of dance...
    [​IMG]


    UK members only I'm afraid =]
     
  15. ryannel2003 macrumors 68000

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    Depends, when i'm talking to Mac people, I say Leopard. When talking to anybody else, say OS X.
     
  16. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

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    #17
    OS 10, Leopard, Mac, OSX although it really is I think OS Ten??
     
  17. lamina macrumors 68000

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    Fon-et-ic-ully

    I say "oh ess ten" or Leopard or Tiger, etc, if I am referring to one specifically.
     
  18. c073186 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    By "OS X" I did mean "O-S Ten" and none of this other "Ex" stuff that has been going around.
     
  19. juanster macrumors 68020

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    i just call it leopard, or OS X (ten) for non mac users
     
  20. John.B macrumors 601

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    Oh-Ess-Ten.

    Most of the people I work with wouldn't have a clue what "Leopard" or "Tiger" would even refer to.
     
  21. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Another vote for OS Ten. If I'm talking with computer literate people, though, I will call it by the species of the latest big cat.
     

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